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Judge Kreep Banished to Traffic Court
San Diego Union Tribune ^ | Oct 12, 2013 | Greg Moran

Posted on 10/12/2013 8:01:51 AM PDT by BAW

San Diego Judge Gary Kreep, a conservative legal activist who led a failed fight to challenge President Obama’s citizenship, has been exiled to traffic court after several Superior Court rulings favoring defendants’ constitutional rights.

Kreep, 63, was reassigned on Sept. 9 from the downtown San Diego courthouse to a Kearny Mesa facility that handles traffic offenses and small claims.

The move came after prosecutors from the City Attorney’s Office began to boycott his courtroom over his legal approach.

For instance, Kreep often declined to take away a defendant’s 4th Amendment rights against search and seizure — something prosecutors can legally request at various points during the criminal process.

No official reason was given for Kreep’s reassignment. Presiding Judge Robert Trentacosta said through a spokeswoman that the court doesn’t comment on judicial assignments.

(Excerpt) Read more at utsandiego.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 4thamendment; california; fourthamendment; garykreep; kearnymesa; kreep; naturalborncitizen; peterprinciple; roberttrentacosta; sandiego
There might be valid reasons for reassignment. There might be political reasons for reassignment. We don't know, but this is mighty smelly.
1 posted on 10/12/2013 8:01:51 AM PDT by BAW
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To: BAW; dynachrome

This poll needs freeped.

These results are where the poll is now:
17% Superior Court
3% Traffic Court
12% Supreme Court
66% No Court at All

We need Freeper help to bring this poll to “Superior Court.”


2 posted on 10/12/2013 8:05:16 AM PDT by BAW (My people skills are fine. It's my tolerance to idiots that needs work.)
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To: BAW
For instance, Kreep often declined to take away a defendant’s 4th Amendment rights against search and seizure — something prosecutors can legally request at various points during the criminal process.

How can prosecutors legally request taking away a Constitutional right?

3 posted on 10/12/2013 8:09:51 AM PDT by Taft in '52
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To: BAW; Absolutely Nobama; aragorn; Art in Idaho; Aurorales; autumnraine; azishot; AZ .44 MAG; ...
This poll needs freeped.

These results are where the poll is now:
17% Superior Court
3% Traffic Court
12% Supreme Court
66% No Court at All

We need Freeper help to bring this poll to “Superior Court.”

Get to it my minions...

4 posted on 10/12/2013 8:12:05 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: BAW

Gary Kreep was an energetic activist for conservative causes in Southern California going back to the 1970’s and ‘80’s.


5 posted on 10/12/2013 8:12:39 AM PDT by Taft in '52
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To: BAW

“Most of the Kearny Mesa facility is staffed with court commissioners, who lack the prestige of a judge and are paid $152,000 a year.”

Commissioners are appointed because the judges are too overwhelmed. Judges have to approve their decisions, however, Commissioners still make the decisions at the trial level and get just as much respect. prestige? what a nonsensical term in this context.

in Kreep’s case, he sounds like he was not exactly impartial and exhibited his Public Defender bias too keenly. Still, traffic court is not for the faint of heart, a pro se litigant is capable of causing a lot more trouble than a represented litigant whose attorney knows the drill. And the variety of cases and litigants is pretty broad. It can be a lot more work than a higher level. On the higher levels, some judges don’t even take the bench, their clerks do everything on some dockets. It looks to be an incredibly boring and taxing job to me, we are lucky anyone wants to do it.


6 posted on 10/12/2013 8:14:57 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: BAW
it APPEARS as though he might have been CONED!


7 posted on 10/12/2013 8:15:49 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: BAW
For instance, Kreep often declined to take away a defendant’s 4th Amendment rights against search and seizure — something prosecutors can legally request at various points during the criminal process.

So because he would not rubber stamp the police state, he was banished.

8 posted on 10/12/2013 8:19:18 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: yldstrk
in Kreep’s case, he sounds like he was not exactly impartial and exhibited his Public Defender bias too keenly

Kreep was NEVER a public defender. Far from it. He was President of United States Justice Foundation, a very right wing group, for decades, fighting battles on abortion, homosexual indoctrination, taxes, and more recently the Obama birth certificate issue.

9 posted on 10/12/2013 8:21:08 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Taft in '52

He just made my short list for 9th Circus...


10 posted on 10/12/2013 8:21:26 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: montag813
So because he would not rubber stamp the police state, he was banished.

That and he dared question The Won's bona fides...

11 posted on 10/12/2013 8:22:38 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Taft in '52
Kreep ....energetic activist for conservative causes ...

Kreep is also a historic footnote with a problematic association with our favorite Russian-Israeli-American-Lawyer-Dentist, with whom he had a sometimes contentious off-on legal (one hopes) relationship.

Offhand, one might possibly imagine that's not altogether a good thing to have on the olde judicial CV.

12 posted on 10/12/2013 8:22:56 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( "Obama, The Movie" Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica! ")
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To: montag813

well then why act like one?

I mean, he has all the good credentials, why not just apply the law? I can’t stand it when I prove a case past the standard of proof but the judge doesn’t want to give the order of protection because the dude is a hunter or he asks them why they can’t just get along for the sake of their children, when it is way past that, the dude has loaded guns and waves them around the baby when he is pissed off and I can’t extract an order of protection from a judge. He shouldn’t be an activist, he should apply the law in a reasoned fashion. Yes, I am proud of him for taking on the issue of obama’s citizenship, no, it doesn’t sound like that is the only reason he was transferred. If a judge doesn’t follow the law, the lawyers get icked.


13 posted on 10/12/2013 8:27:31 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: BAW

His first mistake was not changing his name.


14 posted on 10/12/2013 8:29:04 AM PDT by DManA (t)
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To: BAW

Superior Court 23% (79)
Traffic Court 3% (11)
Supreme Court 14% (48)
No court at all 58% (192


15 posted on 10/12/2013 8:29:30 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: DManA
His first mistake was not changing his name.

There's a certain senator from the Copper State who has one of those names--and he's living up to it.

16 posted on 10/12/2013 8:38:34 AM PDT by Taft in '52
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To: BAW

bump for later


17 posted on 10/12/2013 8:47:11 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: BAW
There might be valid reasons for reassignment. There might be political reasons for reassignment. We don't know, but this is mighty smelly.

Ref: See Germany 1933 et. seq.

18 posted on 10/12/2013 8:47:26 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: null and void
we can still use some help here

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19 posted on 10/12/2013 9:10:52 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: null and void

Where should elected Judge Gary Kreep serve?

Superior Court 26% (107)

Traffic Court 3% (13)

Supreme Court 15% (63)

No court at all 55% (226)

Total votes409


20 posted on 10/12/2013 9:20:36 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: BAW; 2ndDivisionVet; 45semi; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ..
Thanks for the ping, BAW! Conservative judge getting screwed.
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21 posted on 10/12/2013 9:42:34 AM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: BAW

Where should elected Judge Gary Kreep serve?

Superior Court 27% (121)
Traffic Court 2% (13)
Supreme Court 16% (72)
No court at all 53% (238)

Total votes 444


22 posted on 10/12/2013 9:44:50 AM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks BAW.
San Diego Judge Gary Kreep, a conservative legal activist who led a failed fight to challenge President Obama’s citizenship, has been exiled to traffic court... The move came after prosecutors from the City Attorney’s Office began to boycott his courtroom over his legal approach... Kreep often declined to take away a defendant's 4th Amendment rights against search and seizure...

23 posted on 10/12/2013 9:57:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: BAW; mickie; flaglady47
Freeped and bumped.

I voted for "Supreme Court" just to send the Constitution-hating liberal creeps a message.

C'mon, Freepers, freep this poll. Pour it on. That's what we're here for, correcto?

Leni

24 posted on 10/12/2013 10:09:36 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: BAW

In all fairness, I imagine his greatest affront was “rocking the boat”. Courts, judges and lawyers are often lazy places, where the emphasis is on performing their roles in Kabuki theater, instead of honestly carrying out justice, which is a lot more work.

This can easily become stagnant and dishonest. While there are many examples, some of the worst are threatening defendants with draconian punishments, or light punishments if they accept plea deals.

Hand in glove with that is that they must admit guilt, even if they are obviously innocent, both because it precludes appeals, but even more so, to assuage the guilt of the judge and prosecutor, who at least suspect that they are railroading an innocent person.


25 posted on 10/12/2013 10:45:49 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: dynachrome
Winning results in blood red:

Where should elected Judge Gary Kreep serve?

Superior Court
28%  (157)

Traffic Court
2%  (15)

Supreme Court
15%  (87)

No court at all
52%  (285)


Total votes  544
26 posted on 10/12/2013 11:13:14 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: BAW

What is of particular interest to me in this is that public defenders are nearly always liberals who try to keep criminals out of jail while prosecuting attorneys are often conservatives whose job it is to lock criminals up.
Judge Kreep (who I voted for) has the support of the public defenders and is being criticized and demoted at the behest of the prosecutors.


27 posted on 10/12/2013 11:17:01 AM PDT by Nero Germanicus
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To: dynachrome; null and void; BAW
It's turning. 44% say he should keep his present job or be promoted.

Where should elected Judge Gary Kreep serve?

Superior Court 28% (159)
Traffic Court 2% (15)
Supreme Court 16% (90)
No court at all 52% (286)

28 posted on 10/12/2013 11:19:06 AM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: AZ .44 MAG
We're making progress, but lots of room for improvement.

29% Superior Court

2% Traffic Court

16% Supreme Court

51% No Court at All

29 posted on 10/12/2013 12:07:03 PM PDT by BAW (My people skills are fine. It's my tolerance to idiots that needs work.)
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To: null and void

Got it, Chief.

SUPERIOR COURT 29% (193)
TRAFFIC COURT 2% (18)
SUPREME COURT 15% (101)
NO COURT AT ALL 51% (332)

It’s starting to turn, finally but needs more Freep votes.

What’s the conspiracy behind this one? Or is it just California crazy?


30 posted on 10/12/2013 1:20:05 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: Bon of Babble

No particular conspiracy, he dared question The Won, and can’t be allowed to get away with it.

Just a little slower than the Joe The Plumber take-down.


31 posted on 10/12/2013 1:22:41 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

He was demoted for following the constitution????


32 posted on 10/12/2013 1:49:23 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

He’s lucky to be alive.


33 posted on 10/12/2013 1:53:35 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

copy that


34 posted on 10/12/2013 2:00:22 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: BAW

Now if they could just replace Snow....


35 posted on 10/12/2013 2:01:47 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Oops. Not applicable.


36 posted on 10/12/2013 2:02:48 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Welcome to the U.S.S.A.


37 posted on 10/12/2013 2:24:13 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of faith....)
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To: BAW

Where should elected Judge Gary Kreep serve?

Superior Court ......30%...... (210)

Traffic Court ......2% ......(18)

Supreme Court ......15% ......(106)

No court at all ......51%...... (359)

Total votes693


38 posted on 10/12/2013 2:26:00 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of faith....)
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To: null and void

Done.
Still:
29%
2%
14% (mine) and
53%

A supporter of A2S1C5 *and* the 4th? Man, is he toast. What was that threat/promise from Valerie again?


39 posted on 10/12/2013 8:28:25 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (No more usurpers.)
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To: BAW; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

Well, we can’t have this judge protecting defendants’ rights! Who knows, he might exonerate someone who actually is not guilty!

PING!


40 posted on 10/12/2013 8:43:13 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Taft in '52
How can prosecutors legally request taking away a Constitutional right?

They wouldn't phrase their request in such terms. Rather, they would ask a judge to let them to do something which they would hope the judge would consider legitimate, even if it actually wasn't.

41 posted on 10/13/2013 12:34:53 PM PDT by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

“Kreep is also a historic footnote with a problematic association with our favorite Russian-Israeli-American-Lawyer-
Dentist, with whom he had a sometimes contentious off-on legal (one hopes) relationship.

Offhand, one might possibly imagine that’s not altogether a good thing to have on the olde judicial CV.”

Anybody who works with leftist plants disqualifies himself from sitting on the bench.


42 posted on 10/16/2013 4:37:24 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: highball

Orly Taitz is not a “leftist plant.” She and Mr. Kreep had a huge, public falling out over professional lawyering strategies and they went their separate ways.
Mr. Kreep did not disqualify himself since he was elected by (conservative) voters in San Diego County.


43 posted on 10/17/2013 10:16:27 AM PDT by Nero Germanicus
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To: Nero Germanicus
Germanicus, I have no idea whether Orly is a "Leftist Plant" or not. However I do know that whoever the hell "Mr. Orly" is, HE has some mighty suspicious provenance. Furthermore, if The Mombasa MF were a fair man, he would be paying Dr. Orly handsomely. She's done him a world of good!

OMT, Whenever a member of the distaff side occupies public office ask yourself the

Kenny Bunk Question:,
"What is the "man" in the family up to?"

Without fail (that's WITHOUT FAIL) you will discover that the other member of the team, and this goes for the lesbos like Kagan and Nappy, is raking in the big-time money.

Mr. and Mrs Pelosi are BILLIONAIRES
Ditto in the many hundreds of millions column: Mr. and Mrs Clinton,
Ditto Mr. and Mrs. Feinstein, Boxer,Collins,Snow, etc. ad naus.


The Kenny Bunk Axiom:,
Mommy in Congress? Daddy (and the kids)be very, very, like mega-rich.

Just a frinstance or two: Many thousands of acres of acreage in California bought on the cheap, often FROM the state, by Mr. Feinstein. Are declared "Environmental Preservation Zones" or somesuch green bullshiite and re-sold to the state and a several thousand percent mark-up.

Mr. Pelosi came within a whisker of getting the whole Praesidio, in Fagtown. It is the most valuable real estate in the world ... and the SOB may still get a big piece.

Of course, if Dadfdy is in the Congress all of the above still applies, but somehow it's a lot easier to see!

44 posted on 10/17/2013 2:17:12 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( "Obama, The Movie" Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica! ")
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To: Nero Germanicus

Orly Taitz does significant damage to the conservative movement every time she gets laughed out of court or a judge has to lecture her on basic courtroom procedure.

There are only two possible explanations for her behavior: she is either a leftist plant sent out to discredit Obama’s critics, or she is profoundly, staggeringly incompetent. We’re talking levels of incompetence usually seen only in Inspector Clouseau movies.

I’m being charitable in erring on the side of “leftist plant”. Real conservatives support her at their peril, lest they be soiled by the association.


45 posted on 10/17/2013 5:37:06 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: highball

You just about hit the right note when you started on the whole ‘profoundly, staggeringly incompetent’ meme.


46 posted on 10/18/2013 4:57:53 PM PDT by Natufian (t)
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To: Natufian

I agree that Orly Taitz is grossly incompetent. She’s had any number of lawsuits dismissed for failure to properly serve subpoenas, for goodness sake. And she lost to an empty chair in Georgia when Obama’s attorney refused to participate in the trial. However there were two other attorneys for other plaintiffs in Georgia who also lost to that empty chair. All three attorneys wanted a trial on the merits rather than accepting what the judge offered, a default judgement against Obama for failure to appear. They got their trial, and lost.

I do not agree that her politics are leftist. When she is not addressing the birther issue at all, she is consistently to the right.

No other attorney opposing Obama’s eligibility (including Judge Kreep) has done any better than Dr. Taitz.

Mario Apuzzo just lost his tenth eligibility lawsuit in a row, Paige v. Vermont, Condos & Obama before the Vermont Supreme Court which was dismissed on grounds of mootness.
There have now been adjudications in more than 200 eligibility challenges with no court handing down an opinion of ineligibility.


47 posted on 10/18/2013 6:03:15 PM PDT by Nero Germanicus
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